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SLIP­PERS FOR THE FAM­ILY LEISURE ARTS (£6.99, Leisure Arts)

Ev­ery­one de­serves cosy toes so this fab col­lec­tion is ideal for any fam­ily. There are 10 colour­ful, tex­ture-filled de­signs to fit a va­ri­ety of feet, from ba­bies, tod­dlers and chil­dren to teenagers, women and men. Some pat­terns in­clude six sizes so you can make match­ing slip­pers for your fam­ily! Plus, there are bonus on­line tu­to­ri­als.

RAIN­BOW CRO­CHETED BLAN­KETS AMANDA PERKINS (£12.99, Search Press)

Bring­ing all her ex­per­tise with colour and dye­ing yarns, Amanda Perkins has cre­ated a col­lec­tion of mo­tifs to cre­ate 10 rain­bow blan­kets. The start­ing chap­ter in­cludes some colour the­ory, fol­lowed by blan­ket pat­terns, each with a chart, di­a­grams and colour vari­a­tion ideas.

BAS­KETS FOR ALL VAR­I­OUS DE­SIGN­ERS (£6.99, An­nie's)

Whether it’s for stor­age, dis­play or as a gift, there are 14 bril­liant bas­ket de­signs to choose from in this pat­tern book. There are in­ter­est­ing colour pat­terns and stitches to in­spire you, in­clud­ing checks, lace­work, chevron stripes and v-shapes, plus an adorable owl bas­ket. Each de­sign in­cludes charts as well as writ­ten in­struc­tions and most come in dif­fer­ent sizes.

POMPOM CRAFTS ALI­SON HOWARD (£5.99, GMC Books)

Craft­ing pom­poms has be­come a bit of an art form in its own right. This great-value book of­fers the perfect place to start pompom crafts with 17 achiev­able projects, in­clud­ing cute char­ac­ters and home makes. As well as yarn, you’ll also need felt, glue and pipe clean­ers to add the fin­ish­ing touches.

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